Volkswagen India has finally rolled
out the first Volkswagen Ameo car powered by a 1.2 litre 3-cylinder MPI engine from
its Pune Plant in Chakan, after the car’s world premiere at the Delhi Motor
Show earlier 2016. With this, the Volkswagen Ameo starts its series production.
Volkswagen India will rapidly ramp-up the production of Ameo to build up enough
inventory before market introduction.
The Ameo will be available in
two fuel options, 1.2-litre 3-cylinder MPI and 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TDI engine.
Volkswagen has invested approximately Rs 720 crore (around Euros 85 Million) in
the development of the Ameo, setting up new equipment for its production as
well as ramping up the manufacturing of this compact sedan at its Pune Plant in
Chakan. The pre-launch bookings for the Ameo have been open at all Volkswagen
showrooms in India for the last two weeks and the interest has been immense.
Volkswagen Pune Plant is currently
manufacturing the Volkswagen Polo and Vento as well as the Skoda Rapid. The
current Volkswagen models are manufactured for both domestic and export markets
in right-hand drive as well as left-hand drive versions.
Volkswagen has already
invested around Rs 5,720 crore (approximately Euros 825 Million) since its
establishment in 2007.
The Ameo is a car designed and
developed specially for the Indian market. Volkswagen has focussed intensely on
customer requirements while finalising the Ameo. The requirements and needs of
Indian customers have been thoroughly studied and implemented in the car. With
safety being one of the top priorities for Volkswagen, the Ameo comes equipped
with dual front airbags and ABS as standard fitment across all variants. The
Ameo also gets segment-leading features such as cruise control, rain sensing
wipers and static cornering lights.
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